HR/Admin Officer Vacancy at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.

In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.

In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors. NRC is therefore seeking a Logistics Officer for the NRC Field Office in Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2015.

Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the HR/Admin Officer Vacancy at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Position: HR/Admin Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Reports to: Area Manager.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain NRC’s administrative systems and procedures, and supervise the administration team
  • Ensure compliance with NRC HR policies and the local labor law in all procedures and processes
  • Implement and maintain a filing system for all administrational documents according to procedures
  • Ensure a well-functioning reception, clean office premises and general follow up of the NRC office and houses/apartments and ensure that utility bills are paid
  • Coordinate staff recruitment and exits, introductions, trainings, staff benefits etc. on field office level
  • Ensure that staff records are up to date and filed appropriately
  • Ensure reporting, documenting and payment of staff benefits, social security, taxes etc.
  • Prepare input to periodic HR reports
  • Ensure correct staff pay roll
  • Advice and support line managers staff in HR processes.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with administration and human resource management in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Relevant university Degree or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Managing resources to optimize results.
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications).
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages.

Personal Qualification

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We Offer

  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract period: 31st December (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidate can submit their application letter and updated CV to:[email protected] . The title of the position (Logistics Officer Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Any application received after the deadline will not be considered

Application Closing Date

6th of August, 2015

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